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Tina Ruisinger

Edition Stemmle, 2002
175 pages
Full colour.
ISBN: 390816365X

This book features striking photographs of fifty legendary 20th-century photographers - images of great sensitivity captured by the award-winning young photographer Tina Ruisinger. With her sensitive approach, her power of persuasion, and her astonishing persistence, Tina Ruisinger has succeeded in creating wonderful portraits of outstanding personalities who, having spent their lives behind the camera, are often extremely reluctant to expose themselves to the probing lens of a fellow photographer. These are artists whose pictures are etched in our memories but whose faces and life stories are largely unknown to most people. Ruisinger photographed most of these photographers in their own private surroundings and interviewed most of them about their life and work. Complemented by the photographer's personal recollections of these encounters, the memorable words of her subjects underscore the intimacy and the personal quality of these photographic portraits. Some of the photographers include Helmut Newton, Louis Stettner, Ilse Bing, Gordon Parks, Mary Ellen Mark, Sabine Weiss, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Leni Riefenstahl, Gisele Freund, and Walter Rosenblum.


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